New Delhi, 13 September 2019 – The global community has long recognized that land degradation/desertification is a major economic, social and environmental problem of concern to many countries in all regions of the world. In an [...]
Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades
PRESS RELEASE New relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten progress New York, 11 September—Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to [...]
ew would deny that the international system governing the environment and economy is under pressure. Globalisation itself is wobbling, to the chagrin of governments in rich and emerging economies. What's less talked about is the effect on the world's 47 least developed countries (LDCs), home to a billion people, a quarter of whom live in extreme poverty.
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sailed into New York Harbor today, flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their sails. Thunberg is arriving to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters on 23 September.
Responding to demand, UN opens additional places at Climate Action Summit for civil society; issues call for applications
The United Nations has opened additional places for civil society groups to participate in the 2019 Climate Action Summit, in recognition of the crucial role of civil society in driving forward urgent climate action.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 12.00 EDT UN Headquarters, Room S-237 Webcast- http://webtv.un.org/ New York, 26 August— The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Action Summit, Luis Alfonso de Alba, will [...]